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Memorial Day Campout (Campers only)

Dates: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:00 PM
Event Description:

Come visit the Kentucky Horse Park Campground to enjoy the kick off of Summer. The junior-sized Olympic pool will open Friday May 26th at 10:00 a.m. During the five night stay, campers will be treated to an ice cream social, crafts for the kids, live music, a free lunch sponsored by Northside RV and much more!

Event Location: KHP Campground
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Campground

Festival Bluegrass

Dates: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Festival of the Bluegrass is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. This 4-day event provides numerous Bluegrass music performances as well as kids camps and activities for all ages. This year’s lineup features Lonesome River Band, Russel Moore & Illrd Tyme Out, Flat Lonesome, The Grascals, and more! The festival will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and campsites are available for the event. For tickets and more information, visit www.festivalofthebluegrass.com or call (859) 253-0806.

Event Location: KHP Campground
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Festival of the Bluegrass

4TH July Campout (Campers Only)

Dates: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Monday, July 03, 2017 - 09:00 PM
Event Description:

Come to the Kentucky Horse Park to cool off during the balmy days of summer. Over the five night Fourth of July holiday, we will offer lots of family fun to help you keep you cool, including swimming, ice cream, movies, Nascar races, pony rides and much, much more!

Event Location: KHP Campground
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Campground
Phone: 859-259-4257

Labor Day Campout (Campers Only)

Dates: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM to Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:

During the dog days of summer, the Kentucky Horse Park Campground will offer families many activities to appreciate. The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting the annual Bluegrass Classic Dog Show and many of the participants (two legged and four legged) stay at the campground. If you love animals, the Labor Day Campout is for you. We will be offering family friendly activities such as movie nights, free pony rides, free lunch sponsored by Northside RV , Nascar races and much more.

Event Location: KHP Campground
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Campground
Phone: 859-259-4257

Run For The Horses 5K

Dates: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a non-profit equine adoption organization hailed as the “Gold Standard of Thoroughbred Reschooling” located in the Kentucky Horse Park, will be hosting the Run for the Horses on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MMSC’s initiatives to find second careers and future homes for former racehorses.

The course will be set throughout the scenic Kentucky Horse Park beginning at the MMSC campus during the Thoroughbred Makeover, the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual showcase for off the track Thoroughbreds. The Run for the Horses 5K will be presented by RaceRise who will provide chip timing for each runner. Awards will be given for overall and specific age groups. In addition, a special prize will be awarded in a challenge to anyone who can “Catch Tik,” a remarkable horseman who won the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle and placed fourth in the hotly contested Rolex Kentucky 5K in April of 2016.

“Our hope is that all who care about horses will come out and participate by running or walking in the Run for the Horses,” said MMSC director Susanna Thomas.  “Thoroughbreds have run their legs off for us.  Indeed, in addition to providing enjoyment with the sport of racing, our local economy is dependent on them, and every one of us in Lexington owes our beautiful bucolic lifestyle totally to them.  Let us now show our appreciation for all of this by striding out for them on Friday!” Register online here: www.RunForTheHorses5K.org

Packet pickup will be Friday, October 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center office.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 859.246.3080

KHSAA Cross Country Meet 1

Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet is a high school cross-country competition. A small fee will be charged to spectators of the event. For more information on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country Meet please call 859-299-5472 or go to www.khsaa.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Phone: 859-299-5472

Southern Lights Stroll 2017

Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

This event features a 5k run along with mini train rides, refreshments, and prize drawings. A food drive will also take place for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters. A limited number of free souvenir t-shirts will be distributed to registered adults, while a limited number of registered kids will receive a free holiday souvenir. For more information on the Southern Lights Stroll please contact the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Foundation
Phone: 859-255-5727

Cheer Elite Classic

Dates: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Event Description:
  • An Ultimate Series Champion Qualifier, this cheer event features all-star, school and dance teams from across the country.
  • Doors open at 7 am
  • 8 am -6:30 pm
  • $8 admission fee
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Kentucky 5K

Dates: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
  • This is a chip timed, RRCA Championship event with prize money and prizes. Age-graded timing will be used to name the top 10 m/f runners to the Kentucky All-State Runners team. Race includes a KY Fast 1K Kids Dash.
  • Kentucky 5K – 3 p.m.

KY Fast 1K Kids Dash – 3:35 p.m.

  • $25 5K/adults; $10 kids/1K
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KAPOS 2017

Dates: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The date for the KAPOS State Elementary and Middle School Competitions have been set for Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.  Competition times are listed as Eastern Standard Time.   All elementary and middle school cheer teams are encouraged to participate in their regional competitions which must be completed by Friday, December 1.  Regional winners will advance to the state competition.  For more information visit kapos.org

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Website: kapos.org

KY Invitational Truck & Tractor Pull

Dates: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 07:00 PM to Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

The 7th Annual Kentucky Invitational rolls into Alltech Arena on January 4, 5, and 6.  Admission is $20 (kids under 6 free).  For more information visit www.kentuckyinvitational.com.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Lexington RV Show

Dates: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 01:00 PM to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

AN RV SHOW FOR RV ENTHUSIASTS!

OVER 150 MAKES AND MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM!

Featuring the very latest makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers.  Special factory rebates, financing, and on the spot loan approval makes this show a cannot miss for the serious RV enthusiasts!

That’s not all……

The show will feature a huge parts and accessories exhibit, along with campgrounds, tow vehicles, and everything you may need for your next RV vacation.

Seminars, features, and entertainment will set this show apart from all others in the state.

There is something for everyone at the LEXINGTON RV SHOW!

Ticket Prices: $8 Adults; Kids under 12 Free

For more information visit www.lexingtonrvshow.com

 

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Frigid 4-Miler and 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Dates: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Event Description:

If you set a New Year's resolution to be more active, then this race is perfectly timed to keep you motivated through the winter months. You can also use this as a stepping stone race towards a half marathon or marathon that you may be training for in the spring. Don't let the winter weather keep you indoors. Come run the Frigid 4 Miler with us! 

The Frigid 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, February 24, 2017 at 9am at the Kentucky Horse Park (Visitors Center Area) in North Lexington.

All participants registered before February 18 will be guaranteed a winter running cap.

Packet Pickup at the KYHP on race day from 7:30-8:45am.

Runners, walkers, and strollers all welcomed for both races!

Charity Partner
We are proud to be helping support Arbor Youth Services with a portion of the proceeds from the Frigid 4 Miler and 1.5 Mile fun run. Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development.

Check them out and learn more about what they do by liking their Facebook page Arbor Youth Services, Inc. or go to their website http://arborky.org/.

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:3 Way Racing

International Nights at the Museum

Dates: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description:

International Nights at the Museum will allow guests to explore a different country’s horse culture, food, music, and more. The kickoff event will celebrate the country of India, with food by Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine, dance performances by Lakshmi Sriraman of Shree School of Dance, and a special viewing of Julie Wayne’s documentary “From Earth to Earth.”

$10 per person | $12 per person at the door
Kids 12 and under FREE

Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Cheer Elite Best of the Best National Championships

Dates: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

This OPEN NATIONAL COMPETITION is a battle between all of the Top Scoring teams, Grand Champions and Ultimate Champions from all of our events this season.   

It is also open to all other teams that want to join in the fun!!! We will have a GREAT COACH'S HOSPITALITY ROOM! 

All teams participating in this competition receive a trophy, regardless of score and number of teams in their division. Other awards that will be given are Grand Champion, Ultimate Champion, Specialty Awards, Spirit Award and Coach of the Year Award as well as the participant's favorite Top Gun Awards and TONS OF MEDALS, TROPHIES AND BANNERS.  We will also be giving out RINGS to the Ultimate Champion winners!! We look forward to your participation, and helping us increase the donations for the Greenhouse 17 Shelter !! 

Admission $8

Parking $5/per car load

All Star Cheer Teams:  

$45/competitor, $45/crossover

School Cheer Teams:  

$45/competitor for the 1st routine, 

$12/competitor for each additional routine 

(sideline & 2 1/2 min; sideline & fight song, etc.)

Dance Teams: 

$45/competitor for the 1st routine, $12/competitor for each additional routine (pom & hip hop, etc.)

Solo/Duet/Stunt groups:  $60/competitor

School Cheer will compete on mats.

Dance will compete on marley.

All Star Cheer will compete on spring floor.

We look forward to seeing you this year!!  

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Cheer Elite

Lexi Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Dates: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Event Description:

Race Day Schedule:

  • 12:00 P.M. Registration
  • 12:30 P.M. Kids' 1K Race
  • 1:00 P.M. 5K Race Start
  • 2:00 P.M. Awards!

Pricing

$10 per child (12 & under)

$35 per adult (until April 11, 2018)

As we prepare for our fifth annual run/walk, we are looking forward to making impactful partnerships with others who are passionate about supporting families and helping to create great childhoods for kids in our state. If you are interested in an event partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, please contact Kendra Lopez at [email protected] or (859) 225-8879. We look forward to the 2018 Lexi Memorial Commit to Prevent® Run/Walk and hope ALL will join us at the family friendly run/walk.

 

 

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Head Up Heels Down 5K

Dates: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 06:30 AM to 08:30 AM
Event Description:

Join us for the Head Up Heels Down 5K on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Kentucky Horse Park.  This is our 4th Annual 5K event held in conjunction with the Kentucky Three-Day Event.

The race will feature a chip timed/competitive 5K run and an untimed 1 Mile fun run/walk.  All 5K & 1 Mile participants will receive a commemorative Head Up Heels Down 5K T-shirt and kids (under 12) participating in the fun run/walk will receive a finishers medal.  Race night will include a DJ, Overall & Age Group Awards for the 5K, a raffle and a beautiful race course. Sign up by April 18th to ensure you get a commemorative shirt!  Shirt sizes are on a first come first serve basis.

We also have a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER DONATION OPPORTUNITY for those who wish to support our cause but who can't join us for the race on April 27th at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Just sign up as a "Virtual Runner/Walker" and we'll mail you your race shirt.  Then if you want you can do your own 5K on your schedule in your hometown.  Cost is $30 which includes shipping of the shirt to you.

THURSDAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION   We will hold an advanced race packet pickup/registration on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-7pm at J&H Outdoors Store (189 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503).  Avoid the race day rush and come pickup your packet (or those for friends/family members) and shop in Lexington's Premiere Outdoors Store.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION will be on Friday, April 27th beginning at 2pm near our Start/Finish area.  Just look for the blue and orange RaceRise tent. Runners will be able to park in the Visitors Center Parking Lot at the Kentucky Horse Park and gain access into the park without Land Rover Three-Day Event credentials after 4:00pm.  You do not need to purchase a Land Rover Three-Day Event Friday Pass in order to participate.The 5K will begin at 6:30pm and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:35pm.

AWARDS   For the 5K we will have Overall Top 3 M/F and Age Groups (Top 3 M/F) for the following  0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.  There will be no awards for the untimed 1 mile fun run/walk event.

STROLLERS & DOGS  Runners/walkers with strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcomed to join in the fun.  We just ask that both groups start toward the back at the beginning of the race.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED    If you aren't running/walking, please consider volunteering for our race. Our primary race day volunteer shift runs from 4:30-8pm.  You can sign up as a volunteer right on this site.  Thank you in advance for your help!

A portion of proceeds from the Head Up Heels Down 5K will be donated to a charity to be named very soon.  Details to come.

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Stride Soccer Tournament

Dates: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 05:00 AM
Event Description:

Stride, presented by Commonwealth SC and Georgetown FC, offers an all-Bermuda field complex in the magnificent setting of the Kentucky Horse Park. Ample parking, beautiful scenery, and just off I-75 for easy access.

Enjoy a planned viewing of the Kentucky Derby on-site at the Rolex Stadium! There will be vendors on-site, camping options and free access to Kentucky Horse Park included with your parking fee. The tournament is open to both USYS and US Club Boys and Girls teams U9 through U19.

Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Commonwealth Soccer Club

American Truck Historical Society Annual Convention and Truck Show

Dates: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

We will be exhibiting 1,000+ large and 50+ small vintage/antique trucks, 100+ vendors of all types, lots of food options, children’s area with pony rides.

Greg Evigan from the TV hit BJ & the Bear will be onsite along with the truck he drove in the show, signing autographs and photo opportunities.

$30-$35 for a 3/day pass or daily gate ticket price $15 with children 12 and under free.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:American Truck Historical Society
Phone: 816.891.9900

July 4th Celebration - Kentucky Horse Park Campground

Dates: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Come to the Kentucky Horse Park to cool off during the balmy days of summer. Over the five night Fourth of July holiday, we will offer lots of family fun to help you keep you cool, including swimming, ice cream, movies, pony rides and much, much more! (Campers Only)

Event Location: KHP Campground
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHP Campground
Phone: 859-259-4257

BreyerFest 5K

Dates: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Event Description:

Join us for the  BreyerFest© 5K Run/Walk on July 15, 2018 at 8:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY.

The race includes commemorative T-shirts, chip timing, overall and age group awards, post race snacks, cool Breyer door prizes, and new for this year, FINISHER MEDALS FOR THE 5K PARTICIPANTS!  

We'll also have an untimed 1 mile fun run/walk for those not interested in the full 5K (3.1 mile) distance. If you can't make the race but want to support the cause you can register as a Virtual Runner/Walker and we'll send you your commemorative race T-shirt and finisher medal.

Strollers and dogs on fixed length leashes are permitted.  We ask these participants to start toward the middle or back of the pack so we don't have congestion at the start of the race.

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Breyerfest 5K

TriState MX

Dates: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00 AM to Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:00 AM
Event Description:

Part of the 2019 Indoor Championship Series.  Amateurs youth to adult and also money classes with lots of prizes -- Motocross at its best!  Doors open at 5, races start at 7.  Contestant signups start at 10 am. See Facebook page for ticket prices. 

https://www.facebook.com/TriStateMX/

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KHSAA State Wrestling Championships

Dates: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The 56th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be held at Alltech Arena Feb. 16-17. Visit www.khsaa.org for more information. Event parking $5.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test

Dates: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Lexington Kennel Club will be hosting Tracking Tests at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 17, 2019. 

Please contact Sue Buxton, Tracking Test Secretary at [email protected] for complete information.

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Central Kentucky Home Expo

Dates: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:
The 2019 Central Kentucky Home Expo will be an all-new home building & improvement show like never before!  

Exciting New Features Include:
  • The Expo will be featured on the Alltech Arena Floor
  • Tiny Home Village
  • Make Your House a Home for a Lifetime:  Home Modification Options
  • Smart Home Central
  • More to come!

If you are thinking about remodeling or new home construction, then the Central Kentucky Home Expo is your destination for the latest and hottest ideas!
Central Kentucky Home Expo - Event Details
Location KY Horse Park Alltech Arena (4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511)
Dates & Times:
  • Friday, February 22:  4pm - 8pm
  • Saturday, February 23:  10am - 5pm
  • Sunday, February 24:  11am - 4pm 
Tickets:  $5/adult, under 12 free
  • Tickets can be purchased at the event
  • Free parking
  • Handicap accessible
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show

Dates: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Beautiful regional show, 70+ Quality Dealers of antiques, fine art, garden & floral design, silver, jewelry, rugs, prints, maps & more, complimentary daily lectures, ala carte cafes & bars.

Daily tix @ door: $20; Run of show tix: $30, fundraiser for Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. GALA Preview Party March 1, 6-9 p.m.  

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservations
Phone: 859-253-0362

Walk MS – Lexington 2019

Dates: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Event Description:

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise ... we're that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

Join us for Walk MS: Lexington 2019 on April 6, 2019.

Click here to learn more and to get registered!

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5K

Dates: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Event Description:

Register here: https://www.gotrcentralky.org/5K

 

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Dates: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 05:00 PM to Monday, July 29, 2019 - 08:00 PM
Event Description:

The popular Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will return on May 6 and continue to meet on Monday evenings through July 29 (except for May 27 in observance of Memorial Day). Check-in is between 5-8 p.m. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center. Each week we will have delicious food, live music, a featured vendor and yoga! (Yoga class from 6:30-7:30) Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for FREE) at the Kentucky Horse Park! Run Walk participants can choose between a 2-mile loop and a 3.5-mile loop (or both!) around the park. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! #KHPRunWalkClub

Distance: 2.1 mi: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2461341124

Distance: 1.24 mi: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2461330603

 


We are excited to feature
these businesses and organizations! 

         

       


Take part in an onsite Yoga class during each
Run/Walk event with Chelsey Reid, MPH. 

Chelsey is Trauma-Informed RYT 200 certified and has instructed Yoga during the last 3 seasons of KHP's Run/Walk Club!


We are excited to announce a great line-up of Monday night music at the Kentucky Horse Park's Run/Walk Club!


WHAT IS RUN/WALK CLUB?

Run/Walk Club is an open event for all to attend (for free!) at the Kentucky Horse Park! We have a 2-mile loop and 1.5-mile addition to walk or run at your own pace. Our goal is to bring those in the Lexington community together and explore the Kentucky Horse Park (which is only 10 minutes from downtown!)

WHEN IS RUN/WALK CLUB?

The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club begins May 6 and continues to meet on Monday evenings through July 29 (except for May 27 in observance of Memorial Day) from 5:00pm-8:00 pm. Guests will check in at the Visitor Center and have a chance to stop and talk with the vendors and charities that are set up.

WHO CAN COME TO RUN/WALK CLUB?

Everyone! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, children, and dogs! We ask that kids do not ride bikes during this event (for safety reasons) but scooters and strollers are allowed! We are very dog-friendly – please keep dogs on leashes at all times.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER?

No! We do have a registration table where participants will sign in (name, location, and age) so that the Kentucky Horse Park and keep track of our wonderful participants, but you do not have to be affiliated with the park to participate.

ARE THERE HORSES AT RUN/WALK CLUB?

Yes! The horses that are in our daily shows will be turned out into their paddocks for the night. You will be running, or walking, right past their paddocks.

WANT TO BE A VENDOR AT RUN/WALK CLUB?

Email Amy at [email protected] for more information and the Vendor Application Form.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club
Phone: 859-259-4226

Johns Run Local 8K

Dates: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Event Description:

Join us at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park on May 12th, 2018 to honor and commemorate John Sensenig’s 40 years of service to the local running community. John has been a fixture in the local running and walking community since opening his first local running shop in 1977. Year-in and year-out, John and his Run/Walk Shop has been at the forefront of creating a lively and local running/walking family. After a lifetime of service and as John begins to step back from the day-to-day running of the shop, John’s Run Local 8k has grown from the desire to celebrate all he has given to the local Lexington and Central Kentucky community.     

For more information and a course map click here.

John's Run Local 8k has teamed up with the The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky to donate money raised from the race to the Arboretum Legacy Campaign! This campaign was established to raise funds to renovate and expand the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center at The Arboretum and to establish an endowment to support the facilities and educational programs. John has been a lifelong supporter of conservation initiatives, so we are honored to partner with The Arboretum to raise money for this great cause!

The race will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 a.m. Registration is $30.00 for the first 50 registrant and is $40.00 from there forward. Participants will receive a short sleeve technical running shirt (in your choice of men’s or women’s sizing) with the John’s Run Local 8k logo as well as a bag of swag. Finishers will receive a custom finisher award! Overall awards and age group awards will be given out as well. We will be enforcing a 20 minute/mile cutoff time for the event. 

$150 in Prize Money to top male and female finishers! 

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:John's Run/Walk Shop

Scott County Schools Graduation

Dates: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 502-863-3663

Woodford County Schools Graduation

Dates: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-879-4600

Franklin County High Schools Graduation

Dates: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 502-695-6700

Vintage Market Days - May

Dates: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.

**Note: Our event is being held at The Kentucky Horse Park.  KHP Charges a $5 parking fee per car.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Festival of the Bluegrass

Dates: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 10:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us for the Festival of the Bluegrass, a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Established in 1974, this family-run festival, described as a 'family reunion on steroids' has a little something for everyone. Kids events include a music camp for youngsters 8-18 with an interest in bluegrass music.  Join us this June at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground.

Event Location: KHP Campground
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-253-0806

Shareback Session

Dates: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Event Description:

The International Museum of the Horse and the Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry invites you to a Shareback Session. This presentation is a follow-up to the History Harvests that were held at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural in April and May. We will share some of the discoveries, mementos, documents and stories that contributors brought. For more information about the history harvests, see this blog post. The event on Thursday is free and open to the public. Please spread the word, and we hope to see you there!

Event Location:
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859-259-4279
Website: www.imh.org

UK Transportation Roadeo

Dates: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 08:34 AM to Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 08:34 AM
Event Description:

District 7 crews of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet gathered outside of the Alltech arena for the annual Equipment Roadeo, which competitively tests crew's expertise in operating and maneuvering road work equipment.

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Man o' War "Run for Big Red" 5K/10K

Dates: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Event Description:

Run or walk a 5K or 10K around the grounds of the beautiful KHP and help us celebrate the legendary racehorse Man o' War!

Cost: $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, and $15 for children participants ages 7-12. 


*Included in the race fee is chip timing and a commemorative Man o’ War-themed t-shirt, as well as a one-day pass to the Kentucky Horse Park. Awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers, plus the top three finishers in various age groups of the 5K and 10K.

 

Register, view the course map and more at:

https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/ManOWar5K10KRunWalk

Event Location: Parkwide
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Kentucky Horse Park

RK Gun and Knife Show

Dates: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Looking for a great way to spend a day or the weekend of June 29th & 30th? If you are a gun collector or a hunting enthusiast, the gun show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY is a great place to spend some time. RK Shows will have a variety of vendors displaying guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear. Vendors also will be available to teach you, answer your questions, and help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Safety is first at all of RK Shows Events, so we will have security and check-in points for the safety of our attendees and vendors.

Hours

Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Tickets

Adults(Ages 13 & up): $10, VIP: $12.50 – no line, no wait
Children(Ages 6-12): $4, VIP: $6.50 – no line, no wait

VIP Tickets can be purchased online, see below.

Dealer Set Up

Friday: NOON – 7 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 563.927.8176

Breyerfest

Dates: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

BreyerFest is Breyer Animal Creations' annual celebration of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park - a fabulous three-day family festival that combines the excitement of a horse fair with model horse activities! Celebrate our 30th Anniversary July 12 -14, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY! Thirty years of BreyerFest will culminate in the largest ever celebration on record. You do not want to miss this!

For 30 years, BreyerFest has been bringing the model horse world to life with spectacular equine performances, the largest model horse shows in the country and the unique opportunity to meet the horses that inspire our models! Kids and adults alike can take part in the many workshops, free seminars, and Hands-On Hobby demos spanning all areas of the model horse hobby or shop ‘til you drop at The Marketplace, Artisans' Gallery, and Swap Meet! Don’t forget to stop by the Craft & Activity tent for your chance to paint your very own Breyer Stablemates® model.

Every BreyerFest ticket includes a FREE Limited Edition Breyer Model, created just for BreyerFest! Included with each Three-Day ticket is the 1:9 scale Celebration Horse model, the star horse of BreyerFest! Single-Day ticket holders have their choice from a selection of Stablemates designed just for this event.

Admission to BreyerFest includes lots of FREE activities like Stablemates® painting, where you can create your own Breyer model in miniature, plus pony rides, dog agility shows, circus acts, a petting zoo, face painting, magic shows, and so much more! Have your picture taken with Pal O'Mine, the Breyer mascot, or with one of Pal's real horse friends at the stables.

Event Location: Covered Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Breyer Animal Creations
Phone: 800-413-3348

Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest

Dates: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Event Description:

The African American Forum, a non-profit arts and cultural organization, is committed to developing programs that support and highlight the artistic, cultural and educational achievements of African Americans.  By sharing experiences reflective of African American culture, we encourage individuals to embrace diversity and, in doing so, create a greater culture.  A united culture. We place our emphasis on unity in the word Community!

 

It's time to make your plans to visit Kentucky's destination for Smooth Jazz! Each year in August, Smooth Jazz fans from across the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond... make their way to Lexington for an experience like no other!

Tickets are on sale now!
Visit http://aafinc.tix.com to purchase your tickets.

We hope you will join us in 2019 for three (3) days of Smooth Jazz, at three (3) distinctly different venues... beginning on Thursday, August 8th and wrapping up with the SUMMER BREEZE SATURDAY All Star Jazz Showcase at the Kentucky Horse Park, that will celebrate contemporary American Jazz, complemented by fine cuisine and Kentucky culture.

Learn more at...
http://aafinc.com

 


Thursday, August 8, 2019

JAZZ: Live at the Library!

An artist to be announced will perform at 7:00 PM in the Central Library's William Stamps Farish Fund Theater.

 

Friday, August 9, 2019

An Evening of Smooth JAZZ

Nick Colionne will perform at 8:00 PM in the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Hotel's Coldstream Ballroom.

 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

SUMMER BREEZE SATURDAY All Star Jazz Showcase

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, with Special Guests Paul Taylor and Michael Lington, will perform on stage beginning at 7:30 PM at the Kentucky Horse Park, in the Campground Primitive area.

Event Location: KHP Campground
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:African American Forum, Inc.
Phone: 859-255-2653

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Dates: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Monday, September 02, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Five days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club Inc. This show will include competition for more than 150 breeds, best-in-show competition, junior showmanship classes, obedience and rally, AKC Owner-Handler Series, Canine Good Citizen Test, and much more! 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Lexington Kennel Club

CASA 5K Superhero Run

Dates: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.246.4313

Comic Xperience

Dates: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM to Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 06:00 PM
Event Description:

BRAND NEW COMIC CON COMING TO LEXINGTON!

Saturday, Sept 7th - 11am to 7pm 
Sunday, Sept. 8th - 11am to 6pm

Comic Xperience is a brand new two-day comic conference coming to Lexington, KY this September. On Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th comic book enthusiast will be able to gather at Alltech Arena located at the Kentucky Horse Park. 

Comic Xperience is the comic conference that focuses on the art, the story lines, the history, the creating and the enjoyment of comics! A place where beginners and serious collectors can come together to learn, share, buy, trade and collect one of a kind pieces from artists themselves. 

Seth Boyd, Founder and Creator, has been a comic book collector for over 20 years and has turned his hobby into a business. Starting with collecting, selling online and meeting industry leaders, then moving to open a brick and mortar comic store, The Vault Comics & Collectibles, and ultimately now hosting Comic Xperience. With Seth’s passion, knowledge and industry connections, this conference is sure to be a unique experience for all involved. 

There will be comic book creators, artists, writers and collectors from near and far to “talk shop”. 

To keep up with all the latest special guests and schedules, please make sure to visit www.ComicXperience.com 

To purchase tickets, click here.

You may follow Comic Xperience via: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComicXperience 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comicxperience/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Comic_Xperience 

For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Jaimeson Gann at [email protected] with PRESS INQUIRY as subject. 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Franklin County Cross Country

Dates: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Bourbon Country Burn

Dates: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 02:55 PM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 02:55 PM
Event Description:

The Bourbon Country Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky. Explore quiet country roads and quaint communities en route to world-famous bourbon distilleries nestled amongst the rolling bluegrass hills. Join our friends from more than 37 different states (& Canada) as we cheers to another round of riding bikes and drinking bourbon in our great home state of Kentucky.

Learn more at...
https://www.bourboncountryburn.com

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Kenny Woods Gun & Knife Show

Dates: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 09:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

Looking for a great way to spend a day or the weekend of September 28th & 29th? If you are a gun collector or a hunting enthusiast, the gun show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY is a great place to spend some time. RK Shows will have a variety of vendors displaying guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear. Vendors will also be available to teach you, answer your questions, and help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Safety is first at all of RK Shows Events, so we will have security and check-in points for the safety of our attendees and vendors.

Hours
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Tickets
Adults (Ages 13 & up): $10, VIP: $12.50 – no line, no wait
Children (Ages 6-12): $4, VIP: $6.50 – no line, no wait

VIP Tickets can be purchased online, see below.

 

Learn more...

https://rkshows.com/event/lexington-ky-gun-show-9282919/

 

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Goodguys 2nd Kentucky Nationals Car Show

Dates: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 05:00 PM
Event Description:

Horsepower meets Horse Park at the 2nd Goodguys Kentucky Nationals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, October 11-13. Don’t miss a jam-packed weekend of cool cars, cool people and good times as Goodguys returns to the Bluegrass state.

Come on out and see over 1,500 1987 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics on display. Plus, grab a spot in the stands all watch the country’s best AutoCross racers blast around the cones on the AutoCross Course! Explore Vendor Exhibits and see the latest products and trends, special parking areas on Saturday, shop the Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, a tire-frying Burnout Competition, enjoy the FREE Kids Zone and so much more! And, late model American made, or powered muscle cars, customs and trucks are welcome on October 13th for our Spectre Performance All American Sunday!

For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com/kn.

 

Event Hours:

  • Friday, October 11 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, October 12 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, October 13 - 8:00am to 3:00pm​
Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Vintage Market Days

Dates: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Event Description:

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:Vintage Market Days

SEC Cross Country Championship

Dates: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Dog Tracking

Dates: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 05:00 AM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

KHSAA Cross Country

Dates: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Event Description:

For more details including the time of the event visit... https://khsaa.org

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Lexington Hot Cider Hustle

Dates: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Event Description:

RACE DAY
7:30 a.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Open
8:40 a.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Close
9:00 a.m. 5K Start
10:30 a.m. Course Closes

Learn more...
https://kentuckyruns.com/lexingtonhotciderhustle

 

 

Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:

Kentucky Book Fair

Dates: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Event Description:
Event Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:
Phone: 859.257.5932

KHSAA State Cheerleading Competition

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Event Description:

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championships is a high school cheerleading competition on December 8th and 9th, 2017. Divisions will be split in size: small, medium, large, and super large. There will also be a coed division. For more information on the KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championship please call KHSAA at 859-299-5472 or go to www.KHSAA.org. Photo courtesy of KHSAA.org.

Event Location: Alltech Arena
Event Category: Non-Equine Events
Hosted By:KHSAA
Phone: 859-299-5472